gorgeous halo. That’s all I can say about this amazing new smoothie recipe that will make your taste buds dance.
Well, let’s talk about that in a little more detail. This amazing Cherry Lime Smoothie recipe combines the flavors of my favorite almond cherry smoothie with the fresh tartness of the key lime pie smoothie to create a creamy cherry limeade you’ll want to make again and again.
Stuff it with lots of beautiful cherries (I love using tart cherries), lime juice and lime zest, and Greek yogurt for a thick, delicious smoothie that’s perfect for breakfast or a snack. As always, feel free to customize your favorite nutrition booster and don’t forget to top your glass with my famous granola. fun!
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fall in love with cherries
I have been a big fan of cherries (especially tart cherries) for as long as I can remember. It tastes great, adds a beautiful pop of color to your recipes, and has a wide range of health benefits. they:
- May reduce inflammation and aid muscle recovery (post-workout perfection)
- Naturally Contains Melatonin to Help Sleep
- Good for heart health, rich in antioxidants and vitamin C
Everything you need to make this cherry-lime smoothie
This luxurious smoothie is made with just 6 key ingredients for a refreshing smoothie anytime. It has a slightly sweet and slightly sour taste and contains 14g of protein. Here’s what you need to create it:
- Frozen cherries: I love using frozen tart cherries, but feel free to use whatever frozen cherries you prefer (dark or sweet cherries work equally well).
- lime: Both fresh lime juice and lime zest are added for a bright, fresh limeade flavor.
- Date of the message: This smoothie uses several ingredients to add natural sweetness. date!
- Yogurt: The addition of Greek yogurt will give your smoothie an extra delicious tartness with a huge boost of protein.
- vanilla: a bit vanilla extract bring out the sweetness. Learn how to make your own vanilla here!
- milk: Feel free to use any dairy or non-dairy milk of your choice. I usually use unsweetened almond milk.
- ice: You also need ice to mix your smoothie.
Can you make it dairy free?
of course! Simply mix into your favorite vegan/dairy-free yogurt. I love siggi’s plant-based yogurt.
Our Favorite Smoothie Nutrition Booster
You can really mix and match these add-ins to make this smoothie your own and boost its nutritional value.
- Flaxseed meal: This is one of my favorite ingredients to add to shakes and smoothies for a little boost of fiber and minerals. Flaxseed is especially good for nursing mothers as it helps increase milk production. One tablespoon is usually enough! Here are my favorite brands.
- Chia Seeds or Hemp Seeds: add 1 tbsp chia seeds again cannabis seeds Fortifies with healthy fats, fiber and omega-3s.
- Protein powder: Another easy way to add extra protein.i like to add collagen peptide This recipe uses plain or vanilla flavored protein powder. here A great plant-based option.
- spinach: If you want to incorporate more vegetables into your smoothie, try adding a cup or two of raw or cooked spinach. You will never be able to taste it, but just be aware that it may change the color of your smoothie to a darker brown.
Remember this trick when using dates
Note that dates may need to be softened before adding them to the blender. To do this, simply soak the pitted dates in a cup of very warm water for at least 5 minutes. This softens it and makes it perfect for blending. While the dates are soaking, remove, weigh, and prepare all other ingredients.
Tips for making the perfect cherry-lime smoothie
- Use frozen fruit. Using frozen cherries in this recipe is a great way to keep your smoothie cool and thick. Ice helps, of course, but freezing fruit will help you use less ice overall, and your smoothie won’t be soggy.
- Add more liquid. If your smoothie is too thick or doesn’t mix completely, don’t be afraid to add more liquid, especially if you’re adding more mix-ins. high power blender Frozen fruit tends to blend better, so if you have regular fruit or fruit, personal size blenderyou may need to add more milk.
- Sweeten it. This cherry-lime smoothie should be perfectly sweet, but if you want it sweeter, you can add 1/2 tablespoon honey, pure maple syrup, or another Medjool date.
Get meal prepped with our Cherry Lime Smoothie
Make this cherry limeade smoothie ahead of time to enjoy later. Here are 3 great ways to prepare smoothies and store them in the freezer. Learn the ice tray method, mason jar method, and freezer pack method.
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A sweet and sour cherry-lime smoothie made with six simple ingredients and the amazing protein of Greek yogurt. This easy smoothie tastes like cherry limeade, but has a rich, creamy texture that you’ll love. Perfect for a refreshing breakfast or snack.
Frozen cherries (I love tarts!)
fresh lime juice
Medjool dates with big holes
plain greek yogurt
Dairy-free milk (almonds are my favorite!), add more if desired
First, soak the dates with seeds in 1 cup of very warm water for at least 5 minutes. This softens it and makes it perfect for blending. While the dates are soaking, remove, weigh, and prepare all other ingredients.
Add all ingredients including frozen cherries, lime peel, lime juice, pitted dates, Greek yogurt, vanilla, milk and ice to a high performance blender. Feel free to add optional add-ins to your smoothie as desired. Add more milk if needed and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
To make it dairy-free: Just use your favorite dairy-free yogurt. I love siggi’s plant-based yogurt!
Check out the full post for tips, tricks, and ways to customize this smoothie recipe.
Portion: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 smoothie
saturated fat: 3.1g
Recipe: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | Photographer: Eat Love Eats